Ah, another lipstick review. It just seems that I can’t get enough of these babies now that I’ve been converted – and I keep going back to Clinique, since I’m a full-fledged devotee. This time, I went after a colour that was not nude like my first one, but instead a cooler and slightly brighter, girlier shade of pink.
Behold, Clinique High Impact SPF 15 Lipstick in Nearly Violet:
Read on to find out more!
The High Impact range promises to be:
High on colour, long on comfort. Dressed-up colour wears beautifully for 8 hours. And lips enjoy every minute. In highly moisturizing shades that continually smooth, soften, comfort. Protects from UVA/UVB, too.
And it does do all these things, to my great pleasure!
Here’s a little peek at what the colour looks like:
As you can see, its name is a complete misnomer as it’s pretty far from violet. It’s a slightly cooler shade of pink – it’s not reddish or peach/orange undertoned. The Clinique website has dubbed it “soft warm heather with a hint of shimmer”. I was initially afraid that I would look a little too girly in this colour, but it turned out to complement my skin tone quite nicely. Only one swipe leaves you with a nice dose of colour and sheen that isn’t too overwhelming that it’s garish, or too light that you can’t tell it’s there. The colour also looks great in photographs (with flash it looks pinker and without flash it gives lips a natural pink shimmer), which is a plus point.
The colour stays on for hours as well, and even after a meal, the pigment still remains noticeable on your lips. Like the Long Last range, the texture is smooth and glides on well (especially if you put a smidgen of lip balm on prior to application). Admittedly it’s not as creamy as Long Last, but as a consequence it feels a little lighter on the lips while still doing a good job of keeping them moisturised.
If you’ve been reading, you’ll know that I am a big fan of sunscreen and keeping melanoma firmly at bay. And I know for a fact (and from personal experience) that you can sunburn anything, from the tops of your feet (painful and altogether unnecessary, don’t attempt it) to your lips. The layer of skin protecting your lips is quite fragile, so using a lip balm or lipstick with SPF is a good idea. This is another bonus to High Impact – the fact that it’s got SPF 15.
Pour conclure, another winner from Clinique’s lipstick range. Their colour range is also beautiful, but it varies from country to country and it’s best to check out each of Clinique’s country-by-country websites (start with http://www.clinique.com and click from there) to get an idea of what’s available in your country. So if you’re seeking a new lipstick, why not take a look here to start? At RM66 each, it’s a reasonable price to pay for a reliable, lovely all-rounder of a lipstick.
PS: I know these rave reviews about Clinique may appear a little bit biased, but I write so enthusiastically about the brand because their products have worked wonders for me and many other women I know. Remember that the key to happy skin and feeling good about yourself isn’t using what everyone else is using – but finding what works best for your skin, climate, and lifestyle.